July 2, 2009

Advice From Town&Country Weddings

Caroline Sorota of Town& Country, A lovely MOB and Bride, and Heidi Mitchell

Our brides are raving about the great advice they were able to receive at our recent Summer Salon with Style. Heidi Mitchell, Editor in Chief of Town&Country Weddings was on hand to speak with many of the brides and their mothers. As Editor, Heidi hand picks the gorgeous real weddings and luxurious fashions that grace the pages of Town&Country Weddings. We asked her to tell us some of the tips she shared with guests at the event.

"At the Mark Ingram bridal event last week, I had the opportunity to talk with some real brides – who of course made their first post-engagement stop the Mark Ingram Atelier. It was a pleasure to get to hear their stories and to discuss some of the issues that brides face. One in particular wondered what was appropriate for a fall bride to wear. I walked her around and showed her some looks in the space, explaining that, in cooler weather, you can go for heavier fabrics and more embroidery. Strapless is still great, but you should consider a shrug or wrap – not only to keep you warm outside, but to vary photography. I love the idea of a funky shrug paired with a sleek A-line strapless gown – the look is timeless.
Another bride asked about what her mother should consider wearing. This one is tricky, as you don’t really want to tell Mom what she must wear, but then again, you don’t want to see her sashaying down the aisle in a white gown with a train! It’s important to steer the mother of the bride toward age-appropriate looks. This can still mean a sleeveless dress or even cocktail length, but simplicity is key. She should look elegant, not overpower the bride in her style, and not have too much going on. Sway her away from colors that are too neutral – a pale champagne can look a little bit like mom is competing with the bride. Although she is likely footing the bill, technically, this is not her day (although my groom reminded me throughout the whole process that it actually was all about mom, so there you go!)."

Thank you for sharing Heidi and we look forward to your next fabulous issue!

Our model Candy wearing a gown from Lela Rose, Ellen Weldon of Ellen Weldon Designs, Heidi Mitchell and a Bride to Be!

photos by Brian Dorsey Studios

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